Ilia Calderón Biography
Ilia Calderón is a Colombian journalist who is currently working as a news anchor for Univision’s national programme alongside Jorge Ramos. Likewise, she serves as the host of the weekly Univision’s newsmagazine Aqu y Ahora.
How old is Ilia Calderón? – Age
Calderón is 51 years old as of 2023. She was born on May 15, 1972, in Choco, Colombia, United States, where she also grew up.
How tall is Ilia Calderón? – Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.
Ilia Calderón Mother, Father, Siblings – Family
Ilia was born to a supportive family in Choco, Colombia, United States. Her father is of Korean-American descent and mother belongs to Afro-Colombia descent. However, she has not disclosed any information regarding her parents’ and siblings’ identities to the public.
Ilia Calderón’s Education
Having completed her Highschool education, Calderón enrolled at Universidad De Antioquia where she studied and graduated with a Bachelor Arts Degree.
Is Ilia Calderón Married? – Husband
Ilia has been married to her loving husband, Eugene Jang, for quite a long time now. Her husband Eugene is of South Korea ethnicity. Together, the couple has been blessed with a beautiful daughter named Anna born in 2012.
Ilia Calderón’s Career
Calderón is a renowned journalist who is currently working Univision. She originally appeared on Teleantioquia, a regional station, where she hosted many news shows. It is known that she made her national television debut on Noticiero CM& in 1998.
Additionally, she joined Telemundo three years later, where she hosted the weekend version of Noticiero Telemundo. In March 2007, she departed Telemundo to host the weekend version of Univision Primer Impacto. Afterwards, she became a regular co-host on the Monday-Friday edition with Barbara Bermudo.
Moreover, while still co-anchoring Primer Impacto, she became co-anchor of Univision’s late evening newscast “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna.” On June 3, 2011, she departed Primer Impacto to focus only on “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna.” In addition, she received an Emmy for her interview with Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard Christopher Barker in 2017.
Furthermore, she made history when she replaced former co-anchor Maria Elena Salinas on Noticiero Univision in December 2017. As a result, she became the first Afro-Latina to anchor a daily primetime newscast on a major US broadcast network. Similarly, she also co-hosted CNN’s eleventh Democratic Presidential Debate alongside Jake Tapper and Dana Bash.
Ilia Calderón’s Net Worth
Citing her journalism career, Ilia has an estimated net worth of $1 Million to $2 Million (Approx.).
- Emmy Award
You can find and follow Calderón on Twitter using the account name: @iliacalderon